Grand Opening Celebration at the Library Friday, June 23 --- 5 to 8 p.m.

— from Martin Arnold for the Orcas Island Public Library — The Orcas Island Library will be celebrating the grand opening of its new building addition, from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, June 23. Join us for a free dinner, including bratwursts, hot dogs (meat and vegetarian), sauerkraut, ice … Continue reading

Moving Days at the Library Monday, June 19 through Wednesday, June 21

— from Martin Arnold for the Orcas Island Public Library — It’s finally here! Moving day(s)! The Orcas Island Library will close at 1 pm Monday, June 19 and remain closed until 10 am Thursday, June 22, while we move into the new addition. The Grand Opening Celebration will be … Continue reading

Farm to Cafeteria Program December-January 2017

— by Ashley Randall — K-5th grade Farm to Classroom: During the month of December, we practiced our cooking skills and discussed the importance of winter wellness. To start out the month, we made fresh applesauce from Orcas grown apples and pumpkin bread using pumpkins from our school garden. After … Continue reading

UW Medicine and OMF Announce UW Medicine Clinic on Orcas

— from the Orcas Medical Foundation Board — UW Medicine and Orcas Medical Foundation (OMF) are pleased to announce that we are working in partnership to ensure access to quality primary medical care at the Orcas Medical Center through the creation of a UW Medicine clinic on Orcas Island. UW … Continue reading

Medical Provider Joins Orcas Medical Center

— from the Orcas Medical Foundation Board — We are pleased to announce that Kirsten Pickard, ARNP, FNP-BC, has joined Orcas Medical Center (OMC) in Eastsound and is now seeing patients. Pickard earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA in 2004. … Continue reading

New Orcas Choral Society Artistic Director Announced

Phil Burbo, President of the Board of the Orcas Choral Society is pleased to announce the selection of Roger Sherman as its new Artistic Director. For more than 20 years, Mr. Sherman has been the Associate Organist of St. Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle and a member of the Cathedral choirs. … Continue reading

Sparks Produces Electric Drama in Orcas Center's "Great Expectations"

Orcas Center’s Theater Productions Manager Deborah Sparks or “Sparks” as she is familiarly known, has been in high gear this fall, weaving together the multitude of tasks involved in Orcas Center/Book-It Theater’s joint staging of Great Expectations. Book-It Theater came to Orcas two years ago to produce the Steinbeck play, … Continue reading

Cast and Crew Set for Orcas Center's Great Expectations

Deborah Sparks,Orcas Center Theatre Productions Director, today announced the cast and crew for the Orcas Center/Book-It Theater co-production of “Great Expectations” next month. The starring role of Pip will be played by Jamie Mulligan-Smith, who has studied acting at UCLA. Estella will be played by Jules Mann, 2007 Orcas Idolette. … Continue reading